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RE: ADSactly World - A Brief Overview of the Events that Triggered the Current Venezuelan Crisis

in #world2 years ago

The only thing I'd like to add here is that there's an 2009 IMF paper publicly available here:
https://www.imf.org/en/Publications/WP/Issues/2016/12/31/Oil-Rents-Corruption-and-State-Stability-Evidence-From-Panel-Data-Regressions-23430
... that links Oil Rent to high corruption rates and a decrease in political rights, particularly when the state is the dominant party in oil production.

I've thought about and discussed (in a narrow circle of like-minded people) the effects of petroleum-supported states before, so I'm somewhat embarrassed that I've only found out about the term "Oil Rent" today, but the conclusions drawn in the material you refer to and paper ended up re-enforcing my casual observations.

I wonder what other systems of state-owned wealth production can this be applied to? All of them?!

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That's a wonderful paper thanks for sharing it!

I wonder what other systems of state-owned wealth production can this be applied to? All of them?!

Most likely yeah, I don't think governments should be producing wealth, that should be only for the private sector.